Florida Senate - 2020               CS for CS for CS for SB 1414
       By the Committees on Rules; Agriculture; and Environment and
       Natural Resources; and Senator Mayfield
       595-04239-20                                          20201414c3
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to fish and wildlife activities;
    3         amending s. 379.105, F.S.; prohibiting certain
    4         harassment of hunters, trappers, and fishers within or
    5         on public lands or publicly or privately owned
    6         wildlife and fish management areas, or in or on public
    7         waters; amending s. 379.354, F.S.; authorizing the
    8         Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to designate
    9         additional annual free freshwater and saltwater
   10         fishing days; amending s. 379.372, F.S.; prohibiting
   11         the keeping, possessing, importing, selling,
   12         bartering, trading, or breeding of certain species
   13         except for educational, research, or eradication or
   14         control purposes; including green iguanas and species
   15         of the genera Salvator and Tupinambis in such
   16         prohibition; providing that certain persons, firms, or
   17         corporations may continue to deal in green iguanas or
   18         tegus commercially under certain circumstances;
   19         requiring such green iguanas or tegus to be sold
   20         outside of this state; prohibiting the import of green
   21         iguanas or tegus; requiring the commission to adopt
   22         rules that meet certain requirements; reenacting s.
   23         379.2311(1), F.S., relating to the definition of the
   24         term “priority invasive species,” to incorporate the
   25         amendment made to s. 379.372, F.S., in a reference
   26         thereto; providing an effective date.
   28  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   30         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 379.105, Florida
   31  Statutes, is amended to read:
   32         379.105 Harassment of hunters, trappers, or fishers.—
   33         (1) A person may not intentionally, within or on any public
   34  lands or a publicly or privately owned wildlife management and
   35  or fish management areas, area or in or on any public waters
   36  state-owned water body:
   37         (a) Interfere with or attempt to prevent the lawful taking
   38  of fish, game, or nongame animals by another within or on such
   39  lands or areas, or in or on such waters.
   40         (b) Attempt to disturb fish, game, or nongame animals or
   41  attempt to affect their behavior with the intent to prevent
   42  their lawful taking by another within or on such lands or areas,
   43  or in or on such waters.
   44         Section 2. Subsection (15) of section 379.354, Florida
   45  Statutes, is amended to read:
   46         379.354 Recreational licenses, permits, and authorization
   47  numbers; fees established.—
   48         (15) FREE FISHING DAYS.—The commission may designate by
   49  rule no more than 6 4 consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each
   50  year as free freshwater fishing days and no more than 6 4
   51  consecutive or nonconsecutive days in each year as free
   52  saltwater fishing days. Notwithstanding any other provision of
   53  this chapter, a any person may take freshwater fish for
   54  noncommercial purposes on a free freshwater fishing day and may
   55  take saltwater fish for noncommercial purposes on a free
   56  saltwater fishing day, without obtaining or possessing a license
   57  or permit or paying a license or permit fee as set forth
   58  prescribed in this section. A person who takes freshwater or
   59  saltwater fish on a free fishing day must comply with all laws,
   60  rules, and regulations governing the holders of a fishing
   61  license or permit and all other conditions and limitations
   62  regulating the taking of freshwater or saltwater fish as are
   63  imposed by law or rule.
   64         Section 3. Present paragraphs (b) through (e) of subsection
   65  (2) of section 379.372, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   66  paragraphs (c) through (f), respectively, a new paragraph (b) is
   67  added to that subsection, and paragraph (a) of that subsection
   68  is amended, to read:
   69         379.372 Capturing, keeping, possessing, transporting, or
   70  exhibiting venomous reptiles, reptiles of concern, conditional
   71  reptiles, or prohibited reptiles; license required.—
   72         (2)(a) A No person, party, firm, association, or
   73  corporation may not shall keep, possess, import into the state,
   74  sell, barter, trade, or breed the following species except for
   75  educational, research, or eradication or control purposes
   76  personal use or for sale for personal use:
   77         1. Burmese or Indian python (Python molurus).
   78         2. Reticulated python (Python reticulatus).
   79         3. Northern African python (Python sebae).
   80         4. Southern African python (Python natalensis).
   81         5. Amethystine or scrub python (Morelia amethystinus).
   82         6. Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus).
   83         7. Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).
   84         8. Green iguana (Iguana iguana).
   85         9.Tegu lizard (any species of the genera Salvator or
   86  Tupinambis).
   87         10. Any other reptile designated as a conditional or
   88  prohibited species by the commission.
   89         (b)If a person, firm, or corporation holds a valid captive
   90  wildlife class III exhibition or sale license on January 1,
   91  2020, and documented an inventory of green iguanas or tegus on
   92  his or her or its 2019 application, the commission may
   93  grandfather that person, firm, or corporation so as to allow
   94  them to continue dealing in green iguanas or tegus commercially
   95  for as long as the license remains active. Such status is void
   96  upon any license transfer or lapse. The person, firm, or
   97  corporation may only sell such inventory of green iguanas or
   98  tegus outside of this state and may not import the species into
   99  this state. The commission shall adopt rules that address all of
  100  the following:
  101         1.Reporting requirements.
  102         2.Biosecurity measures to prevent escape of these species.
  103         3.Any necessary grandfathering provisions for those
  104  persons presently in possession of either a green iguana or a
  105  tegu lizard who do not meet the grandfathering provisions of
  106  this paragraph.
  107         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
  108  made by this act to section 379.372, Florida Statutes, in a
  109  reference thereto, subsection (1) of section 379.2311, Florida
  110  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
  111         379.2311 Nonnative animal management.—
  112         (1) As used in this section, the term “priority invasive
  113  species” means the following:
  114         (a) Lizards of the genus Tupinambis, also known as tegu
  115  lizards;
  116         (b) Species identified in s. 379.372(2)(a);
  117         (c) Pterois volitans, also known as red lionfish; and
  118         (d) Pterois miles, also known as the common lionfish or
  119  devil firefish.
  120         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.